It’s easy to get preoccupied with what everyone else is shooting and how. What we have to do, as cliche as it sounds, is stay true to ourselves. Once you have the basics down, you have to shoot what you love and in your own way. Just because one photographer sees a subject in a certain way doesn’t mean that you have to see that same subject in the exact same way as there are many, many correct ways to photograph a subject. To express that point, here is another installment of our photographer shoot-outs (our first one published last summer) with CMpros Celeste Jones and Melissa Stottmann!
shoot-out | celeste jones and melissa stottmann
Celeste and Melissa decided to meet up and shoot in the downtown area of Wilmington, Delaware about 1 hour before the sunset.
From Celeste: “I photograph my daughter so frequently that it was fun to have a new model. Melissa photographed my daughter, and I decided to stay on the sidewalk and photograph her daughter there. We had fun in our little spot. I did manage to get one image of my girl. I can’t pass up a good jumping shot!”
From Melissa: “Celeste’s daughter was incredibly refreshing to work with! What I typically shoot, consists of my own young children while my client work is primarily newborns and younger toddlers combined with families. She was willing to work with me and allow me to try different things that I do not ordinarily have the freedom to try – and it was so much fun to have a non-moving subject that gave me gorgeous eye contact!”
Celeste – Nikon D700, 50 1.8G, 85 1.8G, 135 2.0D
Melissa -Nikon D700, 50 1.4D, 85 1.8D
And a few outtakes of the photographers:
Thank you Celeste and Melissa for sharing your amazing photos with us!